Mike Smalley is a contemporary artist based in Toronto, Ontario. With his beginnings in advertising, Smalley would use drawing as a medium for communicating his advertising ideas. In 2003, Smalley attended York University where he was introduced to painting and since then, Smalley created a unique style of abstraction inspired by Abstract Expressionism of the mid-20th Century.
Smalley works cover a range of media, including mixed media on paper, canvas, and collage. Smalley has exhibited in a number of galleries in Ontario and the United States, recently having a retrospective exhibition at the Art Gallery of Northumberland in 2016. His work is featured in both corporate and private collections.